One of SCC’s commitment as we start 2023 is to continue its ministry in helping the community in resolving pressing social issues. SCC does not only stand as an academic institution that is focused on giving quality education, but also a center for service-oriented programs and innovations.
The agriculture sector of the Municipality of Midsayap is one of the most affected sectors when the African Swine Fever hit our province. The hog-raising industry was at its lowest as many agri-entrepreneurs experienced losses in income source and livelihood.
However, Dr. Edwin T. Balaki, the College President of SCC, felt the necessity to act on the issue and saw the opportunity to find a solution as an agriculturist and a scientist. Dr. Balaki conducted a research and found OMS Waste Techno Incorporated by Engr. Rey Lim.
Today, January 7, 2023, the President called for a Hog Growers’ Forum to extend his ministry and help to the hog growers of Midsayap. They gathered in the SCC fellowship Center to hear the good news straight from the researcher, Dr. Balaki, and the producer, Engr. Lim.
After the product presentation, Dr. Balaki also presented the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) for planting, spraying, and fertilizing palay that was purchased by the local government unit of Midsayap and available for rent for farmers at a minimal cost.
Present in the forum were DSWD-XII Regional Director Loreto Cabaya representing Cotabato Governor Emmylou T. Mendoza, Board Member Rolando Jungco, Midsayap Mayor Rolly “Ur Da Man” Sacdalan, Vice Mayor Dok Toto Deomampo, and over 500 farmers and Midsayap Municipal Agriculturist’s Office staff (Jay Mark Ferenal).
Photos by Lerry Cabalinan & Jerryll Canuel